the hakosuka that left Japan

You just got to love these old Skylines.  The GT-R replica you see here belongs to my friend Roy and it’s currently been driven around the streets of Las Vegas, well has been for some time now.  I got to shoot the car literally days before he shipped it off from Japan last year.  One of the cleanest classics I have shot.  

Just look at that profile.  Roy picked his PGC10 2000GT 2-door coupe at Garage Kutsumi.

Roy added that menacing lower lip spoiler and replaced the front headlights with more modern projectors.

These cars HAVE to roll on Watanabe RSs and Roy certainly didn’t hold back in this department fitting some custom gold-painted 15″ items with a polished lip.  GAB shocks and HELP springs lower the car considerably while some urethane bushes sharpen up both the handling and steering feel.  Adding more precision to the set-up are the HELP tension rods and anti-roll bars.

These 2000-GT’s used to run the old L20 straight-6 engine, a lump that put out 105 PS at 5,200 rpm and 16 kgm of torque at 3,600 rpm.  Nothing special in today’s standards,  which is why a lot of owners of these cars upgraded to the L28, a larger capacity SOHC straight-6 which went in without any problems.  Roy was lucky to find this swap had already been done to his car and on top of this a few nice other modifications.  First up are the triple ø 40 mm Solex carburetors, which allow the L28 to breath better and swallow more fuel thanks also to the SK Sports polished individual intake trumpets 

After the suspension improvements Roy realized he needed a proper racing seat so fitted a Bride Gias carbon-Kevlar racing bucket, which also happens to be reclinable.  You have to love the period-fitting fan in the passenger footwell!


3 Responses to “the hakosuka that left Japan”

  1. August 1, 2008 at 3:07 am


    Would this car’s designation not be a KGC10? I always though the ‘P’ referred to the car being a proper GT-R and the ‘K’ referring to the 2-door shape?

    GC10 – 4dr non-GT-R
    PGC10 – 4dr GT-R
    KGC10 – 2dr non-GT-R
    KPGC10 – 2dr GT-R


  2. August 1, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I though the same that Sillbeer ^_^U

    I love Hakosukas,this car have something …special 😉

  3. August 5, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Great photo shoot as always Dino, appreciate your time last week in Japan,

    keep up the good work, 🙂

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